Things to do in Berkshire

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Nature and Outdoors

Go on a wolf walk at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust in Butlers Farm, Beenham on Mother's Day, Sunday 3 April. Bookings required on 0118 971 3330. For more information go to the Wolf Trust website.

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Head to Berkshire Ornithological Club for an indoor meeting on Wednesday 30 March to learn about owls of the world. Doors open at 1915 BST at room 109, Palmer Building, Whiteknights, University of Reading. Berkshire RG6 6LA.

St Barnabas Church Emmer Green is holding an all age informal Mothering Sunday service on 3 April at 0930 BST. Everyone is welcome.

Arts & Culture

See war-themed art by Cookham artist Stanley Spencer from 1 April to 15 January 2012 at the Stanley Spencer gallery. The summer exhibition at The Stanley Spencer Gallery features Spencer's Shipbuilding On The Clyde series, hailed as one of the most remarkable artistic records of World War II.

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Head to the inaugural night of Caversham Comedy Club at the Island Bar, off Caversham Bridge, on Wednesday 30 March. Doors open 1930 GMT, and the show will begin at 2030 BST. Tickets cost £10 in advance and £13 on the door. Headliner Paul Sinha will perform along with Tony Cowards, Mark Rough and Russ Powell.

Take part in an evening celebrating poetry with a human rights theme for Amnesty International on Tuesday 29 March, starting at 1900 BST, at Morena Cafe at 167a Oxford Road, Reading.


Enjoy Bach's St John Passion at Eton College Chapel on Monday 28 March with the Windsor & Eton Choral Society. It is the last concert by conductor Ralph Allwood before he retires after 25 years as precentor and director of music at Eton College.

The concert is at 1930 BST and tickets cost £18 and £16. Tickets are available by calling 01628 528041.

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Enjoy soul band Frank The Cat on 2 April at Jagz in Ascot. The concert takes place at 2045 BST, and tickets cost £8. Jagz is located at Station Hill, Ascot Berkshire SL5 9EG

Enjoy Verdi's Requiem performed by Bracknell Choral Society. The concert will start at 1930 BST, tickets cost £15 from Ceri Price at Reading Concert Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH on Sunday 3 April.

The Ascot Organ and Keyboard Club is holding a special concert featuring two performers, Tony Stace and Andrew Nix on 3 April at 1530 BST. Tickets for the concert at Carnation Hall in Winkfield Row cost £10 (children under 16 go free) and can be booked by calling 01344 457 984. Ticket price includes refreshments.

Reading Symphony Orchestra returns to Wokingham for the first time in many years on 2 April concert at St Paul Church, Reading Road. RSO are delighted to welcome soloist David Pyatt. Winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1988, and currently principal horn with the London Symphony Orchestra, David will be performing Mozart's 3rd Horn. The concert starts at 1930 BST. Tickets cost £12. For tickets call RSO Box Office on 0118 986 0707 or email

The Windsor-based The Royal Free Singers will be performing at the Windsor Parish Church in Windsor High Street on 2 April. Music will include Dvorak; Mass in D Minor and Liszt, Missa Choralis with Charles Andrew ( Organ ) with resident Conductor Ben Gunner. Tickets are £15 each, from Windsor Information Centre, Royal Windsor Station, or from The Royal Free Singers' box office, by calling 01753 662938, or email The concert starts at 1930 BST.


Find out about the history of land girls at Museum of English Rural Life (MERL). Land ladies: Women And Farming In England, 1900 - 1945 will run until 19 April.

Young people and children

Enjoy Norden Farm Centre for the Arts's annual youth arts festival in Maidenhead. The No Limits Festival: Norden Lights Academy Showcase gives theatre-goers a chance to celebrate the fantastic work of youth theatres and dance companies on the main stage at Norden Farm.

Dealing with themes of soldier repatriation and citizenship, this show was produced as part of the National Theatre 'Connections' project that links young actors with new writing in a series of regional showcases. The show will run from Thursday 31 March to 3 April.

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Head to the South Street Arts Centre South Street to see Little Bulb by Crocosmia on Wednesday 30 March 2011, at 2000 BST. Enjoy fast paced visual storytelling using cake puppetry, slideshow and bulb experiments.

Come and watch the Brain Drain Show at the Discovery Centre in Bracknell. Find out how good your memory is, mind tricks, optical illusions and how your brain knows what your body is doing. The show costs £1.85 per person in addition to the main entrance charge (£6.40 for adults).

Shows run at 1100 BST, midday, 1400 BST and 1515 BST at Bracknell Discovery Centre on Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April.

Something different

See an exhibition on mountain gorillas of Rwanda by photographer Gaye McKeogh from Tuesday 1 - 30 April . The photographs are at the Rhubarb and Custard Photo Gallery at 4 High Street, Eton, SL4 6AS

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